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Lump Inside Thigh Chafing
Hi, I have a decent sized squishy lump on the inside of my leg. Its quite painful and stings when touched. It feels abit like chafing?
Abscess, boil?: If you have a newly tender lump it could be a skin infecton: boil (aka abscess, furuncle, carbuncle). Don't squeeze it. Apply warm compresses. (heat on 30 minutes off an hour) 4 times or so a day. If it is as large as a walnut and squshy it might needed to be drained. Your doc or an UC can do this. If you have fever over 101, red streaks going up your leg, and it gets bigger rapidly, go to ER ...Read more
Chafing is skin irritation because of something rubbing against the skin, such as from clothing or sports equipment. Helpful ideas include avoiding rough clothing, wearing 100\% cotton fabric, cutting off clothing tags, or changing to different types of sports clothes and sports activities to decrease the rubbing on ...Read more
Friction cz's sores: The most likely reason for your problem is a combination of your sweating which reduces the natural lubrication of the skin and thus increases the risk of damage as well as the friction from your thighs rubbing. You need to consider wearing undergarments that completely cover these areas like boxer briefs, apply powder to the areas to absorb moisture/reduce the friction, and skin cream after work. ...Read more
Skin lightening: There are the otc products like meladerm cream, dermology skin brightener and skin bright skin brightener that work welll. There is also kojic acid, ambi fade cream, palmers fade cream, and others. Your dermatologist can write for a stronger bleaching cream called hydroquinone. ...Read more
Fungal infection: Painful chafing along inner thighs and scrotum sounds like a fungal infection. Are testes themselves painful? If yes, need to see urologist. If not, likely fungal infection of skin; keeping the area dry and clean will help to rid this issue. If it is not improved with using Miconazole nitrate 2% powder (available over the counter), you should see dermatologist or urologist. ...Read more
I am 22 yrs weighed about 325 pbs, my inner thighs have discolration bumps, boils and chafing in the groin area?
Friction & moisture: This is not an common problem is overweight individuals. Constant friction against clothing and the opposing inner thigh & the increased moisture that comes with it causes chaffing and lead to clogged pores which in turn causes bumps & boils. The discolorations suggests a chronic condition. 100% cotton linen clothing may afford some relief. Weight loss is advised. Topical medications are available. ...Read more
Reduce Friction: Skin is the major protection of our delicate internal tissues from a harsh environment, it is susceptible to injury itself. Friction and constant exposure to moisture (sweat) reduces protective skin oils is the cz. Underwear may also contribute by bunching or itself causing friction. Trying different undergarments, applying thick protective skin cream, stop intense activity for a while and see. ...Read more
Skin oils: Skin oils can accumulate in the areas of skin that are rubbing together and create darkening. Vigorous scrubbing of the skin may reduce the coloring. Best treatment is to stop the chafing with weight loss, but covering the skin (pants or stockings) will also reduce the problem. ...Read more
Be real: Earthboy, you should take this forum seriously. ...Read more
Infection: You could have an infection from heat, humidity and poor hygeine. See your gyn doc. ...Read more
Is it safe to use men's deoderant on inner thighs to prevent chafing rashes during long active days? I am a man.
Yes: But it will be ineffective and may cause dryness ...Read more
My 7 yr old son has severe bruising on hisinner thighs inner which he thinks is chafing but when looked they were severe bruises. Is this chafing?
How can I get rid of inner thigh fat? Thighs not large 4 my size, but hips r narrow & constant chafing occurs. Pain & folliculitis. Need 2 lose fat
I have huge welts on my inner thighs. Yesterday it was hot and my legs were rubbing together so I thought it was just chafing but not sure if allergie?
Hives: Hives can be caused by a variety of different things. Certainly pressure on the skin, tight clothing/waistbands, and heat can all cause hives to flare, especially in people who have a tendency to get hives. If no trouble breathing, no wheeze, no cough, no throat swelling, and no other signs of severe allergy, I wouldn't worry. You can try antihistamine for relief. ...Read more
Read below: For blister, sterilize a needle and poke one or 2 holes to get the fluid out, try to leave the skin over the blister. Vaseline is a very inexpensive product to put over areas that will normally get friction from exercise or overuse to an area. ...Read more
I get heat rash or chafed between my legs on my inner thighs so bad I can hardly walk. How do I prevent this from happening?
Chafing: Skin chafing should be treated, so don't ignore it. Gently clean the chafed area with water and dry it thoroughly. After cleaning the area, apply a substance like petroleum jelly or hydrocortisone. If the area is very painful, swollen, bleeding, or crusted, your health care provider may recommend a stronger topical steroid. Zeasorb powder helps prevent chafing and is otc. ...Read more
This lump will need: To be examined to determine diagnosis and appropriate treatment options. ...Read more
Cellulite: Looks like orange peel dimpling. Lumps are more likely something else. ...Read more
Hard lump Dx: Any hard lump should be evaluated by your physician. It could be as simple as a benign fatty tumor called a lipoma to more serious conditions. ...Read more
Sorry. Can't say.: I know it's not the answer you wanted. But there are many things that could fit this. Mostly not serious. Skin lesions are notoriously hard to diagnose without seeing in person. And some skin lesions are related to other serious diseases. You should have it evaluated by a medical professional. At very least, it should provide you w effective treatment and reassurance. ...Read more
Lump: You may have a lipoma or ganglion on the back of your thigh ...Read more
Folliculitis? Heat?: Folliculitis is tiny pustules where the hair follicles are. Heat rash is related to sweating a lot, with or without "blocked" sweat glands or oil glands. Other times it's related to sports equipment friction, bacteria, moisture, etc... Being in a hot tub can lead to a "hot tub" rashes. Rashes are quite difficult to describe in words, so a doctor needs to look at the rash to make a diagnosis. ...Read more
Get an exam!: While this may be something benign like a lipoma, it is important to have the lump examined to see whether or not it should be removed. Lumps that are not mobile, sometimes called adherent, are more worrisome - so you should be seen sooner than later. ...Read more